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Author Gelb, Norman

Title Herod the Great : statesman, visionary, tyrant / Norman Gelb
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 209 pages) : map
Contents Principal Characters; Timeline; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One: Beginnings; Chapter Two: The Road to Jerusalem; Chapter Three: Securing the Throne; Chapter Four: A New Start; Chapter Five: Cultural Divide; Chapter Six: Palace Intrigue; Chapter Seven: Crisis; Chapter Eight: The End Looms; Chapter Nine: Closure; Chapter Ten: Herod: The Image; Chapter Eleven: Herod's Heirs; Chapter Twelve: The Other Herodians; Afterword; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary While many people are familiar with King Herod's famous (or infamous) mention in the Bible, his life touches on many compelling stories of the ancient world-from Antony and Cleopatra to the Olympics, and from aqueducts to executions. From his early life as an Arab who became King of the Jews to the mass executions he ordered at the time of his death, Herod the Great chronicles the fascinating life of this complicated figure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Herod I, King of Judea, 73 B.C.-4 B.C.
Herod I, King of Judea, 73 B.C.-4 B.C.
Herodes I. Judäa, König v73-v4
Jews -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Jews -- Kings and rulers.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442210677